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iPad Pro Review Roundup

There is no denying iPad Pro is another amazing Apple achievement. Like the first iPad many questioned why we would need it or want it. The iPad Pro’s killer use case is still to be determined. In the meantime, if you want the biggest tablet Apple makes, this is it.

Apple iPad Pro with Smart Keyboard


Apple’s largest and fastest tablet (12.9-inches) is primarily designed for business and graphic artists. Most reviewers said it is not a laptop replacement, and the value proposition is questionable when you add-in all the extra accessories.

4.35 out of 5

Average Overall Rating


4.35 out of 5 stars (7 reviews)

Critics Reviews (Around the Web)

★★★★★★★★★★ 4.0 out of 5 stars

If price is no object, the iPad Pro plus the Apple Pencil let you do more with Apple’s tablet than ever before. Read full review →

★★★★★★★★★★ 4.5 out of 5 stars

The iPad Pro delivers the performance of a pretty respectable laptop, and is more than capable of running Microsoft Office as well as more demanding graphics and video applications. Read full review →

★★★★★★★★★★ 4.1 out of 5 stars

The Pro won’t replace your computer, but for a certain kind of user, it could be a handy supplement. Read full review →

★★★★★★★★★★ 4.5 out of 5 stars

The iPad Pro is so full of potential, it’ll make you question everything you know about tablets. Read full review →
Even with a bigger screen and new accessories, the iPad still feels like a “sometimes computer.” I can take it with me on vacation instead of a MacBook and do pretty much everything I want, and I can even get quite a bit of work done on one. Read full review →
The iPad Pro does everything a smaller iPad can do, but its size, especially when paired with the Smart keyboard and Pencil, offers benefits tiny tablets can only dream of. I honestly like the iPad Pro… Read full review →

★★★★★★★★★★ 4.5 out of 5 stars

The iPad Pro is a fantastic tablet, not to mention the first iPad in ages that has an obvious value next to our giant smartphones. It starts as a big, powerful, beautiful screen, and with the right accessories and apps can be almost any kind of device you want. Read full review →

★★★★★★★★★★ 4.35 out of 5 stars

This new iPad is powerful, it’s fast, it has a large display, and it never lagged when I was multitasking or switching between apps. It’s not better than my laptop, but makes far fewer sacrifices than I expected. Read full review →
The iPad Pro will no doubt make a lot of Apple users happy, especially if they use it for graphics. But I won’t be buying one, and I don’t recommend that average users do so either. Read full review →

★★★★★★★★★★ 4.5 out of 5 stars

A brilliant iPad that takes the devices into a new realm. I’ve loved using it, but just make sure you’re ready for the larger size and weight. Read full review →
Apple Pencil
Apple Pencil


  • Videos and games look gorgeous on the big screen
  • Excellent canvas for drawing
  • It weighs just 1.6lbs
  • Great splitscreen multitasking in iOS 9
  • Solid 10-hour battery life
  • Split View multitasking
  • Excellent performance with the A9X chip
  • Double the RAM of any other iDevice
  • Hardware is well-built and fairly light for its size
  • Smart Keyboard creates a surprisingly flat, stable typing surface for your lap
  • Nice speakers, especially in such a small, thin device
  • TouchID and in-app Apple Pay support
  • Smart Keyboard is waterproof and usable on lap
  • Apple Pencil feels good to hold and to use, and it’s useful for more than just drawing
  • The screen is big and beautiful
  • Crazy fast
  • 10 hour battery life
  • Large app selection
  • With the accessories, the Pro becomes a do-everything sort of device
  • Large, beautiful display
  • Powerful processor
  • Precise stylus
  • Split-screen multitasking
  • Apple Pencil is amazing
  • Expansive, usable screen
  • Great speakers


  • As expensive as a pricey laptop
  • Too heavy and large to hold one-handed
  • Few apps support for the multitasking features bigger screen
  • Larger size makes it awkward for some iOS apps, particularly games
  • Smart Keyboard can only hold the screen at one angle
  • Takes a long time to charge
  • Missing a few nice features from the iPhone 6S, most notably 3D Touch and always-on Hey Siri
  • The accessories cost extra
  • Too big to hold up for any period of time
  • It’s expensive and really big
  • Overpriced accessory keyboard
  • Does not fully replace a laptop
  • No place to store Apple Pencil
  • Keyboard missing trackpad
Gaming on iPad Pro
Gaming on iPad Pro

Our Final Conclusion

There is no denying iPad Pro is another amazing Apple achievement. Like the first iPad many questioned why we would need it or want it. The iPad Pro’s killer use case is still to be determined. In the meantime, if you want the biggest tablet Apple makes, this is it.

Apple iPad Pro with Pencil
Apple iPad Pro with Pencil

Product Overview

September 9, 2015Apple today introduced the all-new iPad Pro, featuring a stunning 12.9-inch Retina display with 5.6 million pixels, the most ever in an iOS device, and groundbreaking performance with the new 64-bit A9X chip, rivaling most portable PCs. The new larger iPad Pro is thin and light and provides all-day battery life. There are more than 850,000 apps in the App Store designed specifically for iPad, and the new iPad Pro will enable a new generation of advanced…

Nov 11, 2015
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